Thursday, May 9, 2013
'A Grand Night for Singing' is theater company's next offering.
It's been quite a ride for Parsippany's Women's Theater Company. For 20 years, the thespian group housed within the Parsippany Community Center's Parsippany Playhouse has kept live theater alive in the township. Just in the last year, the WTC has delighted audiences with plays such as "Southern Comforts" and the recent "A Person of Interest" and musical shows like "Carol Channeling." The next Parsippany Playhouse presentation will in fact be a musical revue: "A Grand Night for Singing" features the classic songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Thinking of the company's milestone, we thought this was the perfect time to shine the Parsippany Spotlight on a township treasure. WTC Executive Director (and producer of "A Grand Night for Singing…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The world-premiere production of this original play by Jewel Seehaus-Fisher runs weekends through March 31.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Women's Theater Co. opens anniversary season with 'The Fantasticks.'
This week marks the opening of the 20th anniversary season of the Women’s Theater Co., and producing artistic director Barbara Krajkowski has come up with a fantastic way to celebrate. The milestone season begins Friday with the premiere of the record-setting musical, “The Fantasticks,” which launches a music-heavy 2012-13 schedule for the professional company in residence at the Parsippany Community Center. After wandering from space to space for more than a decade, Krajkowski’s company finally found a permanent home in her home town of Parsippany, in the cozy 99-seat theater vacated a few years earlier by a community-theater group. Nine years later, the WTC is entrenched as an essential part of the Morris County and Parsippany cultural …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Women's Theater Company director has been involved in local theater for decades.
Barbara Krajkowski has had a long and storied career in the theater arts, starting long before she founded Parsippany's Women’s Theater Company. “I’ve been doing theater most of my life, she said. "I started in Brooklyn when I was a child; I was always around theater. When I came back to New Jersey, I started looking for theaters. I’ve been here for 45 years and I’ve always been in a theater.” Krajkowski’s stops have included Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she earned degrees in theater arts, William Paterson University, where she has taught for 30 years, and the Barn Theatre in Montville. What inspired her to establish the Women’s Theater Company, though, in 1993? “I was sitting with a couple of ladies and said, ‘Let’s start a …